We live in the crazy years. Football players who make more in a month than most Americans will see in a lifetime decide they are oppressed and refuse to honor the flag. A mediocre, unemployed ex-football quarterback with a hairstyle that went out in the 70s decides the Betsy Ross flag is racist, and Nike agrees and pulls a special edition shoe featuring that flag. A woman’s soccer team supposedly representing America decides to represent themselves, and trendy social justice bugaboos like lesbianism, instead. They play soccer well, but they’re terrible Americans. People who, by any measure, have benefited richly from the freedom, prosperity, generosity and support of America have unlimited self-regard, but also unlimited hatred for the people, country and its symbols that have given them everything.
But you can’t say that! I need only my American citizenship as a qualification to that say and more. Add the fact that three times in my life I raised my right hand and swore to uphold and defend the Constitution and the law, and my qualifications are even more compelling.
But that’s not all. Foreigners, and their enablers and supporters–are also getting in on the act. People from around the globe do anything–anything, even renting and selling their children–to come to America, enter illegally, expect to be lavishly supported, and when properly constituted American authorities dare to enforce the law, scream their “rights” are being violated. Apparently there is such a thing as a right to enter and remain in America illegally, and also a right to near complete personal support on the public dime.
It is reasonable to wonder why, if America is such a terrible place, a corrupt people and nation who exist to violate the right of foreigners, they want to come here in the first place? It is also reasonable to wonder why, if they, and those that support them, are so unhappy, the targets of such hate and misery, they choose to remain? President Trump wondered just that recently, and we all know how that is turning out: Democrats are attacking him. Of course, that’s their default position when they get up every morning: how are we going to attack Trump and the Deplorables that voted for him today?
We have seen even legal immigrants not only refuse to assimilate, to become Americans, but to taunt us with their intransigence. They wave Mexican flags, cheer for Mexican soccer teams over American teams and demand we accommodate them, and God help us, we do. Why would we assist in the destruction of the unity that makes us a nation, one people? Partly because we are decent, generous people who care about the feelings of others. Partly because we don’t want to be called racists, though that particularly threat is on the verge of losing all effectiveness–if everyone and everything is racist, no one and nothing is. Partly because the Democrat/Socialist/Communist Party has adopted this crude, transparent pandering as their future and reason for existing. Partly because the idiots seeking to dilute, even destroy, our representative republic haven’t yet quite stepped over the line that will provoke normal Americans to destroy them, but they’re getting closer, much closer, as Fox News reports:
Former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley on Sunday condemned prominent Democrats for staying mum after protesters demonstrating outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility last week pulled down the American flag and flew the flag of Mexico in its place.
Crews in Aurora, Colorado, restored the American flag Friday evening. The protesters also removed a ‘Blue Lives Matter’ flag, honoring law enforcement, spray-painted it with the words ‘Abolish ICE,’ then raised the flag upside-down, on a pole next to the Mexican flag, local media reported.
Fox reports that former Colorado Governor and current Democrat Presidential candidate John Hickenlooper would not directly condemn those actions:
Vittert pressed: ‘Are you willing to say that doing that, and ripping down the American flag over a facility and running up the Mexican flag, is wrong, doesn’t send the right message, isn’t going to unite us, which you say is so important’”
‘I think there are better ways to unite us,” Hickenlooper said, prompting Vittert to laugh. ‘There’s no question about that.’
This was no attempt at unification, but a vile insult of America and Americans.
On Saturday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said ‘every’ Democrat in the 2020 presidential race ‘should be asked’ about the situation.
Cruz suggested that Democrats would want to grandstand and ‘virtue signal’ on the issue, but implied they would be fearful of the reaction from moderate voters.
Elizabeth Warren, also running for president, is so transparently for open borders, even Mother Jones is no longer pretending otherwise:
‘I have previously criticized Republicans who accused liberals of wanting ‘open borders,’ wrote Kevin Drum, a blogger at the left-wing Mother Jones. ‘President Trump tweets about this endlessly. But I have to admit that it’s hard to see much daylight between Warren’s plan and de facto open borders.’
‘Are Democrats now the party of open borders?’ Drum asked in the article posted to Mother Jones this past Friday.
Meantime, police in Washington state said an armed man was shot and killed early Saturday while trying to attack a local ICE detention center. The Seattle Times reported that the unidentified man appeared outside of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma with a rifle and threw incendiary devices at both the facility and nearby propane tanks, at one point setting a vehicle on fire.
Officers responded to the apparent domestic terrorism incident around 4 a.m. and called out to the man before shots were fired.
We have since learned the shooter, a leftist Antifa “activist,” parroted the anti-American rhetoric of AOC and similar America haters. Of course, some leftists–the media included–have tried to claim the desecration of the flag was a false flag operation, that it was actually Republicans trying to make Democrats look bad, but that lame attempt quickly sunk.
The Left in America has a very long and despicable history of flag desecration. The man who threw a party in his own home that began Barack Obama’s political career, domestic, unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers, also delighted in flag desecration. They hide behind a curtain of free speech and faux patriotism, claiming defacing the symbol of America is the greatest possible expression of patriotism. Attacking America in general, and Republicans in particular is also the most sincere form of patriotism, but when Republicans tell the truth about Democrat corruption, it’s no longer patriotism, but treason.
Leftists are among the most hateful, selfish, insincere, even murderous people on the planet. Normal Americans, in contrast, are the opposite. They’ll put up with a great deal, but they’re approaching the limits of their patience, particularly on immigration. That’s why they weren’t at all upset with president Trump when he called out APC and her “squad” of socialist, America hating, terrorist supporting fools. He wrote what they think; he wrote their experience with people who are too stupid or too self-centered to recognize and appreciate their blessings.
American veterans revere the flag, not only because it stands for our nation, but because it represents their devotion to duty, the willing sacrifice of everyone who has ever served in our military, and the Constitution. Everyone entering our military writes a blank check for any amount up to and including their life that, as Abraham Lincoln said, “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” When they see the flag, they see that sacrifice, they see those what gave the last, full measure of devotion, they see friends and family that never came home from their service.
And when they see ungrateful cockroaches, whether citizen or illegal alien, demonstrating their contempt for every ounce of blood, sweat and tears that made it possible for them to expose their empty, black souls in public, they see red.
Normal Americans too see red. They work hard to build America and understand “e pluribus unum” is more than just a motto. It’s a truth, which forgotten, renders America nothing more than another shithole of a country riven by ancient ethnic strife. They’ve allowed themselves to shy away from telling the ungrateful to find a country they’d like more. They’ve shied away from saying “America: love it or leave it.” They’ve been disappointed when dimwitted celebrities and other socialists threaten to leave America and go back on their threats, but they mostly hold their tongues.
Leftists whine that it’s their patriotic duty to stay right here and reform the evil that is America. Normal Americans know that’s bullshit. They don’t want to fix anything, they only want to destroy and rule the rubble. It’s only the hard work, decency, altruism and forbearance of Normal Americans that makes it possible for the ungrateful, the stupid, and the malicious to bite the hand that feeds them, and they’re about ready to bite back.
The Left has gone too far. Some Congressional Democrats understand this, but not because they disagree with the Socialists/Communists among them. Their arguments are only about timing–they’re moving too fast, exposing too much of the true agenda of the Left–that and they fear Normal Americans might finally rise up and toss them out on their asses. They care about their power and perks, not America, not Americans.
We demonstrate patriotism when we are willing to do what is necessary to uphold and defend the Constitution, from which the rule of law flows.
Deface the flag? Fly the Mexican flag? Spit on America, on Americans? Americans aren’t going to stand idly by and let that go on for long.